UNH accepts factfinder report in faculty contract dispute

DURHAM N.H.

There is a break in the impasse in contract talks between faculty and the University of New Hampshire.

The university’s negotiating team has accepted an independent factfinder’s report that recommends a compromise in the contract dispute.

Negotiations have been underway since the spring of 2006, and have been stuck on wages and benefits.

The university says if the faculty union executive committee accepts the report, the new contract would be retroactive to July 1, 2006. If not, the report will be submitted to the full membership of the faculty union and to university trustees for a vote.

The fact-finder recommends a salary increase of 5 percent a year for three years, less than the union’s proposed 6 percent, but more than UNH’s 4.5 percent.

– Associated Press



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